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I don’t quite understand the solution in the ms, what I have done is find the gradient of the perpendicular line which is sin(theta)/cos(theta) and then negative reciprocal to find the line RP which gives -cot
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(Original post by The A.G)
I don’t quite understand the solution in the ms, what I have done is find the gradient of the perpendicular line which is sin(theta)/cos(theta) and then negative reciprocal to find the line RP which gives -cot
Check your diagram - have you marked theta correctly? A quick look suggests it is 90 - theta
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(Original post by Muttley79)
Check your diagram - have you marked theta correctly? A quick look suggests it is 90 - theta

How would deduce that it’s 90-theta quickly.I used quadrilateral, or similar triangles but both takes long in my opinion
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(Original post by The A.G)

How would deduce that it’s 90-theta quickly.I used quadrilateral, or similar triangles but both takes long in my opinion
If you draw the line from Q to the x-axis it's clearer
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